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      Thomas Carr

        With treatment, Tuberculosis(TB) can usually be cured. Most people will need a course of antibiotics, usually for six months.

        Several different antibiotics are used. This is because some forms of TB are resistant to certain antibiotics. If you are infected with a drug-resistant form of TB, treatment with six or more different medications may be needed.

        The BCG vaccine can provide effective protection against TB in up to 8 out of 10 people who are given it. Currently, BCG vaccinations are only recommended for groups of people who are at a higher risk of developing TB.

        Source: NHS

        TB is a treatable and curable disease. A course of treatment for uncomplicated TB takes a minimum of six months. According to the WHO, an estimated 58 million lives were saved through TB diagnosis and treatment between 2000 and 2018.

        Source: Doctors Without Borders

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